Sea-Bird Scientific Newsletter
  January 2016  

Graduate Student Equipment Loan Program

Kristina Tietjen and Danielle Claar, with ECO and SBE 37-SMP-ODO just before deployment, February 2015. Photo by Kristina Tietjen.

Sea-Bird Scientific announces the 2016 Student Equipment Loan Program offered Sea-Bird Scientific. The purpose of this program is to grant a loan of equipment free of charge to qualified graduate students for original research projects as proposed by the student investigator. The program is currently restricted to graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.) enrolled at a college or university in the United States or Canada. For General Guidelines and List of Equipment available, click here.

Seeing is Believing
David Murphy, Sea-Bird Scientific Director of Science

"Seeing What You Have Only Heard About in the Ocean: The Mediterranean Overturn", David Murphy, Director of Science, Sea-Bird Scientific
Watch David Murphy's five minute IOOS Ignite presentation, "Seeing What You Have Only Heard About in the Ocean: The Mediterranean Overturn".
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Training at Sea-Bird University

Class Photo Sea-Bird Scientific offers regularly scheduled four-day training classes approximately two times per year at an off-site location near our office/factory in Bellevue, Washington (12 miles from downtown Seattle). Through our comprehensive training modules, we teach our customers how to get the most from their instruments. Training consists of operator training on major Sea-Bird products and software, and is hands-on in nature. The curriculum covers profiling instruments, thermosalinographs, and moored instruments, and includes theory and operation, data processing, and maintenance and repair. We encourage you to take advantage of our expertise and participate in our training classes. Our next 4-Day training is scheduled for May 16-19, 2016. Visit Sea-Bird University for more details, or contact Payal Parikh ( to enroll for this class.

Tech Tip: Anti-Foulant Devices

Tech TipAn Anti-Foulant Device is an expendable device that is installed on each end of the conductivity cell, so that any water that enters the cell is treated. Anti-Foulant Devices are supplied with moored CTDs, thermosalinographs, drifters, and may be provided with other instruments. Useful life varies, depending on severalfactors. We recommend that customers consider more frequent anti-foulant replacement when high biological activity and strong current flow (greater dilution ofthe anti-foulant concentration) are present.

With the use of anti-foulant devices, moored instruments in high growth and strong dilution environments have been known to obtain a few months of quality data, while drifters that operate in non-photic, less turbid deep ocean environments may achieve years of quality data. Experience may be the strongest determining factor in specific deployment environments. Sea-Bird recommends that you keep track of how long the devices have been deployed, to allow you to purchase and replace the devices when needed. The anti-foulant cartridge does not actually dissolve, so there isn't a practical way to visually determine if the anti-foulant is still effective. Hence, best practice is to replace the devices before each deployment.


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Sea-Bird Scientific University
Chennai, India
Feb. 9-11, 2016

Ocean Sciences Meeting
New Orleans, LA, USA
Feb 21 - 26, 2016
Booth 104

Australian Oil & Gas Conference
Perth, Western Australia
Feb 24-26, 2016
Booth F25



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Meet Our People
Darrell Adams
Service and Support Manager

Darrell Adams, based at the Satlantic site in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has been a key part of the Sea-Bird Scientific Service team for about 20 years. Darrell is the person customers reach out to when they need service assistance for Satlantic instruments.

Under Darrell's leadership, his team strives to provide an outstanding and timely experience for Sea-Bird Scientific customers returning equipment for servicing and calibration. His team also helps customers with equipment and/or software support to keep their data coming in.

A family man, Darrell keeps his 6 and 10 year-old boys pointed in the right direction, when he is not working on his bee-hives. As a beekeeper for the past three years, he gets his off hours challenge through his efforts to keep his bees in their hives rather than swarming to the trees.


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